hosts VS hosts-blocklists

Compare hosts vs hosts-blocklists and see what are their differences.


🔒 Consolidating and extending hosts files from several well-curated sources. Optionally pick extensions for porn, social media, and other categories. (by StevenBlack)


Automatically updated, moderated and optimized lists for blocking ads, trackers, malware and other garbage (by notracking)
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hosts hosts-blocklists
131 15
19,704 1,774
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9.4 9.3
6 days ago 7 days ago
MIT License -
The number of mentions indicates the total number of mentions that we've tracked plus the number of user suggested alternatives.
Stars - the number of stars that a project has on GitHub. Growth - month over month growth in stars.
Activity is a relative number indicating how actively a project is being developed. Recent commits have higher weight than older ones.
For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.


Posts with mentions or reviews of hosts. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-14.


Posts with mentions or reviews of hosts-blocklists. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-09.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing hosts and hosts-blocklists you can also consider the following projects:

brave-browser - Next generation Brave browser for Android, Linux, macOS, Windows.

blitz-app-adblock - Simple and quick patcher that blocks ads/trackers on the desktop application.

1Hosts - DNS filter-/blocklists for privacy. security. & clean browsing!

block - Let's make an annoyance free, better open internet, altogether!

hosts - Hostfile blocklist for ads and tracking, updated regularly

AdGuardHome - Network-wide ads & trackers blocking DNS server

uBlock - uBlock Origin - An efficient blocker for Chromium and Firefox. Fast and lean.

my-pihole-blocklists - Create custom pi-hole blocklists

Pi-hole - A black hole for Internet advertisements

opensnitch - OpenSnitch is a GNU/Linux port of the Little Snitch application firewall


rpi - Scripts/Tools for Raspberry, PiHole and Unbound. Domain blocklists for PiHole and Co. Blocks ads, tracking, metrics, telemetry, fake, phishing, malware, coins, crypto and other "crap".